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million in contracts that have been tied to hurricane sandy that surpassed what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011. off the sandy spending included floating shelters, emergency supplies. the cause for new york state alone is about $33 billion. federal contract spending related to a sandy does not come close to the amount spent in the work week of hurricane medicare patients have save $5 billion on prescription drugs since passage of the health-care overhaul two years ago. the savings are a continuation of the 2010 health care laws attempt to close the door on the whole or the prescription drug expenses that can wants medicare runs out. the budget office announced an added benefit. cheaper drugs means more people taking their medication and reducing long-term medical costs. >> schools for thousands of public school students is about to get longer. five states will announce today their adding at least 300 hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all tak
and superstar on sandy is going to be a key factor when the numbers do come out. economists predict job growth last month slow because of the storm. the reports silver lining to be that-the storm, the job market is strengthening. those numbers are expected to come out at 530 local time. we will be keeping an eye on them throughout the kron 4 morning news. >> the time is 4:13 a.m. on your morning news--friday morning. we will be back with the kron 4 morning news when we come morning erica will have your traffic and janu at your weather and we will have more headlines. welcome back the time is for 3:00 p.m.. local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water level since last week end storms. reservoirs in santa clara improved significantly with the rain fall, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says ever stores and their 10 reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of weather should normally be. that's an increase of nearly 4 billion gal. of water. and over in the east bay, reservoir levels increased about
to hurricane sandy. that amount surpasses what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011 and killed at least 45 people. from the your governor estimates the total cost of the storm to new york state is $33 billion. federal contracts spending related to sandy so far did not come close to the estimated $19.6 billion spent on hurricane katrina. >> 28 days until the fiscal cliff that will kick in if congress does not act. president obama and republicans seem to be playing a game of political chicken right now. the president's proposal as 1.6 trillion in hired taxers over the next couple of years. he proposes a tax cuts and stimulating spending to stimulate the economy. the two sides may try to come together. waiting for a chance to dry out here. a lot of clouds and traffic. 50 degrees in san francisco and a high in the upper 50s. >> watching flood levels this morning on bay area rivers as many are staying in their banks. we did have some flooding. the napa river reached flood stage yesterday afternoon. mayor to clean up in lafayette with the sinkhole and excavator is
,000 roughly this month. a bad number but hurricane sandy took people often employed like. let us talk about red flags. >> net flics they have a deal with disney seven months after disney movies are out of theaters they will be on net flicks. that would not start to 2016. if you have children you are thrilled. obviously you could put your kids and from that they watch disney movies all day long. >> it is expensive big win for net flicks. stars and dumped a net flics earlier this year that is part of the reason why next talks fell apart. they will get to watch disney films on that flicks this is a good win because this is the first time they ever got first on the move is a head of hbo and showtime. >> sadly the first thing that popped in my head was with net flics be around in 2016. >> they might be a division of someone else. it is a good company a good product but not very probable. >> we will check back with winners and losers on wall street coming up the 9:15 a.m.. will take a quick break at 6:53. here is a live look for our walnut creek camera you see the wet road ways that is 68 as traf
into jumpstart and repairs to make a livable after superstar on sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city. the nyse rabbit ears program aims to get people back into their own homes not tipperary housing. federal and city officials see it as an innovative answer to this challenge of the housing dollars of storm victims. the program since contractors to restore power, he, and other essential free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close. in fact mitt romney whose first name is willard was named after the hotels founder john willard marriott. >> it is a high resolution so in a high-profile
of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by superstar sandy has faded quickly. >> applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring. >> dozens of same-sex couples in washington state are trying the best as tying the knot today just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage takes effect. last month nearly 54 percent of voters passed a referendum 74 approving same-sex marriage. >> thank you we're taking it live you from our mount tam cam. we are dealing with fog in that area but he up to widespread low clouds. partly sunny conditions in the afternoon. the drying trend kicking in today and partly cloudy inkle this evening. storm tracker for showing us how widespread the cloud cover is. we're seeing some breaks of sunshine but we will do with a lot of cloud cover and fall in the 10:00 a.m. hour. into the evening it will start to push into the east bayshore off finland valley as well as portions of the south bay. as for your temperatures it has not been to chilly of a start. 52 in santa rosa as well as the bottle. 54 in a vallejo
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